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election. >>> welcome to "nhk world newsline." >>> japanese leaders have spent weeks debating the possibility of an early election. now they have a date. they'll be going to the polls on sunday, december 16th. the prime minister will do this. they forged an agreement with the main opposition liberal democratic party. >> translator: we've decided to stop the campaign on december 4th and hold the election on the 16th. >> the acting secretary general of the democratic party announced the date after a meeting of senior government and party officials. the lead up to the decision played out on wednesday in the diet. noda debated theshingo leader. they said the ldp kept its part of the deal and helped the bills become law. the liberal democrats also agreed to back a bill to issue deficit covering bonds, but the prime minister added another condition. he demanded the ldp support a bill to reduce the number of seats in the lower house. ldp officials later announced they will cooperate with noda and the dpj. official campaigning for the general election starts on december 4th. jap be a
would call an election. members of the opposition are putting more and more pressure on him to follow through. he faces division within his party. noda said during the summer he would call an election and sometime soon. he says he stands by his promise. >> translator: i'm responsible for my own words and i take their weight very seriously. >> he told his secretary party that he's thinking of dissolving the lower house by the end of the year. he said three conditions for calling the election including passing a debt financing bill. lawmakers said they expect it soon high pressure he said he's concerned about the prospect of early elections. one of the world's biggest consumers of fuel may be self-relia self-reliant. u.s. us a makers churn out car after car but it seems americans will making more fuel to power them. >> that's light. industry analysts expect a major shift will take place in the near future. we're hearing the united states will become the world's largest oil producer in the next five years. the iea said u.s. oil output would surpass saudi arabia. commercial production has
korea's upcoming election. now they're putting their plans into place. representatives hopeful met with supporters of independent candidate. they began crafting a common platform. they will selt a candidate. now recent opinion polls suggest that opposition candidates must join forces to upset the ruling party candidate. she said disputed islands in the sea of japan's are southern territory and not the subject of any negotiations. japan claims the islands control them. she was positive toward the idea of a free trade agreement toward japan. negotiations have been suspended since 2004. >> translator: japan is an important friend of south korea. a free trade agreement would help increase economic cooperation between the two countries. >> park had previously referred to north korea and stressed her country would not tolerate provocations such as nuclear missile development. north korea responded with a statement saying the pledges are more threatening than the current. >>> many world leaders found comfort in the status quo with the re-election of barack obama. those in afghanistan and
. ramin mellegard joins us from the business desk. we saw many americans celebrating the re-election of president obama but it seems the mood was different on wall street. >> it really was. we're seeing the reactions following the elections. investors really concerned about tax and spending issues and that's going to be a major focus going forwd. government spending cults and tax hikes are set to go into effect at the end of the year. the so-called fiscal cliff. investors worry obama will be unable to resolve the crisis with the house of representatives still controlled by the republicans. the key index on the new york stock exchange fell sharply when markets reopened after the election. the dow jones industrial average at one point lost over 360 points. the index finished the day at 12,932, down 2.3% from the previous day's close. new york stocks dliped from the start as investor concerns shifted to how obama will address the country's economic challenges. they're particularly worried the fiscal cliff could weigh down u.s. growth into the new year. >> it's a pretty sad day for wall
congress wednesday. the meeting is held every five years. delegates elected new members for the central committee. those members will meet thursday to choose the lineup for the party's political bureau and the core group of leaders who sit on the elite politburo committee. president hu, premier wen jiabao, and five members will retire. vice president show gin being and others are expected to remain and be joined by a new generation of leaders. analysts say xi will take over from hu as the president's general pear. president hu has held the position for tennessee years. >> translator: all party members should unite under the party leadership and with chinese character hold high the great banner of socialism. >> sources close to the party say the number of standing committee members will be reduced from the current nine to seven. analysts say xi and li could be joined by the vic premier, the vice premier, head of the publicity department, and the party secretary. that lineup would mean china's main decision-making body would be dominated by officials close to the former president who has
jinping. north korea state-run media quoted the telegram as saying xi's election to the post is an indication of the people's trust and expectations at a time when socialism is entering a new stage. the telegram said that kim believes the friendly ties between china and north korea will become stronger, as desired by the people of both countries. china is north korea's biggest ally. the economic ties between the two countries, including trade and investment, have strengthened in recent years. north korea wants to rebuild its economy with china's kropsi cooperation. attention is focused on when kim will schedule talks with the new leaders. >>> the eurozone economic shrank from july to september compared to the previous three months. this is a decline for the second quarter in a row. this also means the common currency block slid into a recession. the european union's data office released the preliminary figure of gross domestic product for the third quarter of this year. it fell 0.1% from the previous three months. among the 17 nations in the eurozone, portugal's gdp fell 0.8%
. >>> southeast asia is the destination of u.s. president barack obama's first official trip since the election. the white house announced on thursday that president obama will visit southeast asia from november 17th to the 20th. the itinerary includes stops in thailand, cambodia, and myanmar, making him the first u.s. president to visit the formerly reclusive country. nhk world's jun kobayashi has more. >> reporter: just a few years ago, a visit by a u.s. president to myanmar was unthinkable. but that is changing as the former military regime continues reforms following years of isolation. now president obama is set to make a landmark trip to the country, following up on the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton's visit last year. president obama plans to meet with president thein sein and opposition leader aung san suu kyi. the government of myanmar is bolstering democratization and economic reforms. obama's visit could be seen as a sign of approval of the efforts. but he is also expected to encourage politicians to do more to achieve their goals. the u.s. president is also scheduled to att
korean presidential candidates who joined forces for next month's election are thrashing out which one will stand. unaffiliated politician xiu and mu ching of the democratic united party struck a deal they won't stand against each other. south koreans have shown in polls a joint candidate would match the front-runner from the ruling party. members of both camps are currently discussing how to decide on who should stand. local media have proposed the idea of a tv debate and an opinion poll. both sides say a decision will be made by this month's registration deadline. >>> an enjoy from afghanistan asked pakistan for help in establishing peace talks with the taliban. he was expected to ask pakistani officials to use their influence to start a dialog. they're working against a deadline, the international forces and their combat missions in two years. >> afghan enjoy heads the country's council for peace talks with the taliban. he arrived in islam bad on monday. he was expected to ask pakistan to broker talks between the afghan government and the taliban. >> translator: we will be talking t
diplomatic tour since re-election. the four-day trip will include the first visit to myanmar by a sitting american president. the white house says obama's tour of southeast asia will take place between november 17th and 20th. besides myanmar, the u.s. president will visit thailand and cambodia. obama is scheduled to hold talks with myanmar president thein sein. the talks will likely focus on democratic reforms. he'll also meet with opposition leader aung san suu kyi. in cambodia obama will attend the east asia summit. one of the top items will be territorial disputes over islands in the south china sea involving china, philippines, vietnam among other country. the u.s. administration said last year it should shift its diplomatic and security focus to the asia pacific region. obama will be keen to reassure leaders his position remains unchanged. >>> the united states has launched a protest with iran after several iranian warplanes attacked a u.s. military drone. the pentagon says the attack occurred last thursday in international aerospace over the persian gulf. >> unarmed, unmanned mq 1 m
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